Wayne County firefighters were busy Saturday responding to multiple single vehicle accidents throughout the county.
Saturday morning, Grantham firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident on Loop Road. The female driver of a white jeep swerved to miss a dead raccoon in the roadway and ran off the shoulder of the road and flipped her vehicle in a field.
A short time later, Grantham firefighters were dispatched to a second single vehicle accident on the 500 block of Steven Mill Road that involved a GMC pickup truck that had overturned several times and came to rest sitting sideways the road. The driver wasn’t seriously injured and was checked out by EMS personnel on the scene. The driver was heading west on Steven Mill Road when he apparently ran off the right side of the road, struck the ditch bank, came back onto the road and flipped several times before coming to a stop in the center of the road facing south. Grantham firefighters had to detour traffic around the scene.
The third single vehicle accident happened on Gurley Dairy Road near Capps Bridge Road just down past the Little River Fire Department. The driver of the red truck was taken to the hospital to be checked out for his injuries. Firefighters set up traffic control through the crash site while waiting for the Highway Patrol to arrive on the scene.
The fourth accident happened late Saturday afternoon on Highway 55 west of Mount Olive near Thunderswamp Road. Smith Chapel firefighters were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident involving a deer. As fire units arrived on the scene they found a Toyota Van with heavy front end damage sitting in the westbound lane. Two adults and a small child were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to be checked out. Smith Chapel firefighters set up traffic control through the scene.
All four of these accidents are being investigated by the State Highway Patrol.